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U.S.Postal History


Transit Mail via Third Countries




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Lot 6264

1854, from Colombia via New York to France, folded letter carried privately from Puerto Cabello, Colombia to New York where forwarded by double oval "J.W. SCHMIDT & Co./NEW-YORK." and red "NEW.YORK Am PACKET", large French "8" decimes due and various receipt mark on face and reverse, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $55.
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Lot 6265

1842, from Cuba to via New York to Great Britain, folded letter with British & American Steam Nav. Co. manuscript "Br (British) Queen", ship letter from the last of 3 voyages under Belgian ownership of this pioneer steamship with manuscript "8" due in Britain for ship letter rate, on face, straightline "Ship Letter" mark, orange London cds receipt and fine "Forwarded by/New York/Collomb & Ishlin" oval handstamp forwarding agents cachet all on reverse; file folds, 1 touching marks, F.-V.F.
Suggested Bid $120.
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Lot 6266

1859, from Cuba via New York to France, folded letter with manuscript instructions "France" and "Voie de Etad United" [sic!], light New York foreign mail transit on reverse and "16", French transit at Havre, script handstamp "12" on face and Paris receipt on reverse, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $70.
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Lot 6267

1860, from Cuba via New York to France, folded letter with manuscript "p De Soto, via n.y." and bold rate handstamp "38", blue Havre octagonal receipt and manuscript due marking of "24" decimes; 1 horizontal file fold though "38", F.-V.F., the "38" handstamp is unlisted in ASCC.
Suggested Bid $70.
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Lot 6268

1862, from Cuba (Havana) to London, England via New York, datelined 2 May with large British "26" credit to US and manuscript 1/2½ due on face of FL, New York/.May/10/Am Pkt and London receiver dated May 22 on reverse, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80.
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Lot 6269

1870, from Cuba via New York to Norway, folded outer wrapper to Christiansundm with cds "NEW YORK/DEC/8" and blue manuscript "10" for the rate from Cuba to the US, a bold 26mm "7" foreign accountancy handstamp applied in New York, all on the face, blue Prussian mail system "Coeln" (Cologne) transit which indicated carried by Prussian Mail on reverse, on face manuscript red "35" and "36" Norwegian Skilling, the red 35 Skillings represent the amount due which is a combination of the US-Cuba rate, US-Prussia and transport from Prussia to Norway and finally internal postage within Norway, the red 36 is the additional fee of 1 Skilling for local delivery, represented on the reverse by "CHRISTIANIA OMK", a lovely and scarce cover to Norway made better from Cuba; horizontal file fold thru New York cds, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Suggested Bid $350.
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Lot 6270

1873, from Cuba via New York to France, yellow cover from Cuba (that is what the GB/3f60c mark was normally used for) with crossed out manuscript instruction, US foreign exchange "NEW 12 YORK/AUG/16", triangle with "GB/3f60c" inside (Linden 1634), amount due GB from France, Calais maritime transit, all on face, red London cds and Bordeaux transits and Ossun receipt on reverse; edge chips and corner torn, Very Fine.
Suggested Bid $80.
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